Povetkin attorneys seek motion for new trial or judgment in its favor

March 14, 2017

Attorneys for World of Boxing and Alexander Povetkin have filed a motion for judgment as a matter of law and/or a new trial this past Friday.  The hearing is scheduled for April 21, 2017 before the trial court judge in New York.

A jury determined that Povetkin took the banned substance Meldonium after January 1, 2016.  It was the sole issue determined at trial.

World of Boxing and Povetkin attorneys intimated that they would be moving for either an appeal or this relief stating issues with the decision and conduct of Wilder’s attorneys.

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Under Federal Civil Rule of Procedure 50, Judgment as a Matter of Law is a motion that can be made during trial or after.  Essentially, it requests the judge take the decision out of the hands of the jury citing that the other party has not proven its case, and as a matter of law, should rule in favor of the moving party.

Under Federal Civil Rule of Procedure 59, a Motion for New Trial, may be requested any time within 28 days after the jury verdict.  It may be granted if there was a serious erroneous result or a miscarriage of justice.

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The motion is long and outside the bounds of the page length for a motion and the attorneys have asked attorneys to file extra pages.  The attorneys for World of Boxing and Povetkin claim that the jury verdict was not based on the evidence, the testimony of one of Wilder’s experts should not have been relied upon, the timing of the trial did not allow for all the questions to be answered and the purported misconduct of Wilder’s attorney.

The motion goes before the trial court judge which makes it somewhat hard for the moving party because they are arguing that the judge did not oversee their trial properly and thus must do it again.  These motions would be quicker than an appeal although it would seem that they are exhausting all options.  MMA Payout will return later with a substantive look at the claims.

4 Responses to “Povetkin attorneys seek motion for new trial or judgment in its favor”

  1. Wil on March 14th, 2017 11:39 AM

    Povetkin should be banned from the sport for life, especially after what he did to the iron chinned Duhapaus

  2. Diego on March 14th, 2017 11:44 AM

    Lawyers be getting paid.

  3. Diego on March 14th, 2017 11:45 AM

    I agree Wil but Duhapaus knew what he was getting into.

  4. Wil on March 14th, 2017 5:15 PM

    Real talk, but this isnt some other sport, blows to the head from boxers kill people, when is the man going to be banned? After he kills someone in the ring from his juicing?Im not a fan of Povetkin, nor any juicer, I think it should be a one time lifetime ban in boxing for pissing hot

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